Welcome to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - CETL
O'Kelly Library, Room 202
Telephone: (336) 750-8723
Fax: (336) 750-8690
Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
O'Kelly Library, Room 202
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) is committed to promoting a university culture that values and rewards effective teaching, respects individual differences, and supports the creation of learning environments for faculty and students.
Promotion & Tenure Mentoring Session: Practical Session for Portfolio Preparation
Thompson Center 207A
This workshop is specifically for faculty planning to go up for tenure and promotion in Fall, 2013. Those applying for tenure and promotion will have the opportunity to receive individualized feedback on their portfolio and general information regarding portfolio preparation from tenured faculty who have served on the University-Wide Promotion and Tenure Committee. Those planning to attend this workshop must RSVP no later than 5/16 so that they can be paired with an experienced mentor.
Promotion & Tenure: Preparing the Portfolio
Thompson Center 207B
This workshop, led by Provost Brenda Allen and senior faculty, is designed for tenure-track or tenured faculty preparing promotion portfolios for review. A panel of senior faculty who have served on departmental and university-wide Tenure and Promotion Committees will provide guidelines, resources and suggestions for portfolio preparation. This workshop is highly recommended for faculty scheduled to submit portfolios for tenure and promotion in September, 2013.
Implementing High-Impact Learning Across the Curriculum
Thompson Center A
High-impact learning happens when students are actively engaged in the educational process, when their learning goes beyond the classroom to be applied in their academic, personal and work lives. Students engaged in high-impact learning often see improvement in grade point averages, get their degrees more quickly, and are more engaged in their education. Our University is committed to providing high-impact learning experiences to all students at all levels, across the whole curriculum. This session will focus upon defining High-Impact Practices (HIP’s) and how WSSU faculty are currently integrating them inside and outside of the classroom with students. Come and learn about what your colleagues are currently doing to creatively integrate HIP’s into both the general education curriculum and upper-division courses.
Conducting Research in the Classroom: Assessing High Impact Educational Practices
Developing the Compelling SoTL Question
What are you curious about? What would you like to know about your students’ learning? A successful SoTL project begins with a question that is compelling to both the SoTL(Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) community and the researcher. In this session, we will work on defining research goals and framing researchable questions that focus upon high impact educational practices. We will also discuss the types of evidence that will reveal that your goals have been achieved! Implications for the general education curriculum and upper division courses will be discussed.
Ethical Considerations in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
While we focus efforts on defining or refining the questions that lie at the heart of our SoTL efforts, we must also pay close attention to the ethical questions that relate to our work. In this session, we consider a range of ethical questions from methods of inquiry to humans subjects review boards, informed consent, and control groups. What are the implications of conducting research with students with who we are assigning a grade? How do we avoid ethical dilemmas? If I am working with students on SoTL projects, when is it appropriate to submit an IRB application?
Best Practices in Working with Students Experiencing Emotional Distress: Asynchronous Online Training
Available online until June 30, 2013
Through a grant from The HBCU Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health, The WSSU Wellness Center has partnered with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) to provide an online asynchronous training to faculty examining best practices in identifying, approaching and referring students experiencing emotional distress. Read More